29 January 2013

Villa Diodati


Villa Diodati, nee Belle Rive, is the magical place where in the rainy summer of 1816, Lord Byron, Mary and Percy Shelley, and John Polidori indulged in an awesome adda  which resulted in the birth of two gruesome and horrifying babies :

Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein".

John Polidori's "The Vampyre".

Have always loved Boris Karloff as the definitive Frankenstein's Monster.

Also loved Ken Russell's "Gothic"...


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